Vedanta sends Lanjigarh refinery closure notice

Bhubaneswar: Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL), a subsidiary of London-based Vedanta Resources on Thursday formally sent a notice to the state government for the closure (stoppage of work) of Lanjigarh bauxite refinery in Kalahandi effective December 5. 

In a letter to the Labour and Employment department the company said that it was no longer possible to continue refinery operations unless the state government finds a solution for the supply of bauxite. “The depleting stock position of bauxite has come to a near end situation and we will have no means to arrange further regular supply of bauxite to sustain operations,” the letter read.